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Sounds like there’s someone out there who looks more like Dolly Parton than the country music legend herself!
Parton met up with Mindy Thomas of popular SiriusXM radio show Kid’s Place Live to discuss all things Dolly, the interview taking a turn when the radio personality asked her about Halloween.
“Do you dress up?” asked Thomas in reference to the upcoming costume-themed holiday.
“Like Dolly Parton!” she joked.
The country singer then dove straight into a hilarious story about the one time she actually did dress up as herself and entered in a Dolly Parton look-alike contest.
“One time, I did dress up in costume. You know, I was like just over-exaggerating my own self in a Dolly Parton look-alike contest,” she confessed, before continuing. “And I lost the contest. It’s true. I lost the Dolly Parton look-alike contest.”
Parton further elaborated on the story during an interview with Nightline, saying that the contest was more than just a lookalike contest, it was a drag queen contest.
“They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated — made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything,” she laughed. “All these beautiful drag queens had worked for weeks and months getting their clothes. So I just got in the line and I just walked across, and they just thought I was some little short gay guy… but I got the least applause.”
Parton has been making the rounds recently in promotion of her first-ever children’s album, I Believe In You, set to hit stores worldwide Friday (Oct. 13). All proceeds from her forthcoming album will go to her Imagination Library.
You can hear the hilarious interview below.